“I wrote Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri for Frances. There wasn’t any actress around who I thought had all of the elements that Mildred needed. She had to be a great actress and someone who’s in touch with a kind of working class sensibility. Frances brought to the role of Mildred– truth and anger and passion, integrity and honesty.”
“One of the great things about Martin's writing is that you get inside these characters and you really start to care about them. At the end of the film, you feel involved and wish the story would go on. This is a story that's going to stay with you.”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a mix of comedy and drama and I hope audiences will be entertained, that they will laugh and cry.”
“This film will offer a lot of surprises and hopefully a lot of depth and feeling for audiences. Maybe they’ll see themselves in some of the characters and feel less alone in the world.”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is about a woman with a strong determination for change in her community because of what's happened to her personally. It has characters that you would initially judge at first but as you go on you realize the depth and dimensions to them.”
“What Martin McDonagh does offer is a consistently off-kilter view of human behavior, brought to life by a first-rate ensemble including John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, Abbie Cornish, Caleb Landry Jones, Clarke Peters, Zejlko Ivanek, and Brendan Sexton III.”
“There’s something hopeful about the rage of Mildred’s character, and of single mindedness and decency of Willoughby’s character. I hope they’ll be moved and amused in places, and angry in places and I think that I hope they’re just told a great and slightly different story.”
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.